Given its beautiful scenery and lush, coastal properties, South Carolina continues to be a popular vacation destination and haven for individuals and families. Yet, imagine the frustration of purchasing a home and later discovering signs of termite damage. What’s more, suppose that a previous owner concealed evidence of termites, or that a termite inspection company failed in detecting the damage during the inspection. What are your rights when termite damage to your home has not been disclosed? Continue reading.
Whether homeowners have purchased a home through a re-sale, or if their home was newly constructed, imagine the frustration when they notice a leaking window, misalignments in the window frame, loose gaskets or other physical damages. The hard reality when it comes to construction-type defects is that they may go unattended and unnoticed for some time, and a thorough inspection doesn’t always uncover potential damages. Even so, homeowners shouldn’t have to shoulder the heavy burden of costs and repairs. As an experienced voice for your defective windows claim, Attorney Taylor Anderson provides insight into the legal remedies available to you. Continue reading.
When an individual sustains a devastating injury from a violent blow or jolt to the head or body, or when an object penetrates brain tissues, this can result in a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Interestingly, symptoms from a traumatic brain injury can manifest immediately, or they may appear days or even weeks following the event, as explained by the Mayo Clinic. Even so, when a person experiences a TBI due to an accident or another’s reckless behavior, and they are seeking compensation, it is essential to contact an experienced traumatic brain injury lawyer. This is because each jurisdiction has its own laws pertaining to traumatic brain injuries. Continue reading.
Surprising to some, incidents involving escalators kill approximately 30 people and seriously injure about 17,000 people each year in the United States, as noted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Consumer Product Safety Commission. An online version of Popular Science asks, “why are escalators so dangerous?” It explains that while the escalator was patented in 1892, the design hasn’t changed much. Thus, the landing platforms and entrance/exit methods continue to be a hazard, particularly when individuals are wearing loose clothing and shoes. Continue reading.
For residential homes and buildings, spray foam is a type of insulation that is considered toxic, particularly when it contains polyurethane. What’s more, if individuals are exposed to these materials before they are dry, the health risks are even greater. The following effects have been reported: Continue reading.
While legal issues that occur on land (i.e. workers’ compensation, criminal offenses and injuries) also occur on water, there are special considerations and legal rules that apply. What’s more is that there are international laws that apply in certain cases. Given these reasons, when individuals face a legal issue that has occurred on the water, they need an experienced injury lawyer to help navigate the nuances of admiralty or maritime law. Continue reading.
While airbags offer an important safety feature and supplement to seat belts in cars, vans, trucks and sports utility vehicles, there are a number of ways that they can malfunction. Whether due to a design flaw, a mistake during manufacturing, installation or insufficient directions provided to consumers for safe and effective usage, when airbags fail to work properly, the results can be catastrophic. Therefore, if you believe that a defective airbag has caused your injury, Taylor Anderson is the products liability and personal injury attorney that you can trust to determine your rights and eligibility for compensation. Continue reading.
Whether individuals support explicit conversations regarding firearms or they tiptoe around anything related to the second amendment, it’s important for South Carolina residents to understand their ability to use deadly force against another person, as stated in the Stand Your Ground doctrine.
The Post and Courier explains that in the United States, criminal law has typically contained a duty to retreat, meaning that a person who is in danger has historically been obligated to retreat before resorting to violent self-defense. By contrast, the Stand Your Ground laws seem to encourage the use of violent self-defense, rather than attempting to get away. What’s more is that if the law is implemented in such a case, the Stand Your Ground laws offer immunity for individuals forced to defend themselves. Continue reading.
With the hope that more lives will be spared across the state, several South Carolina residents have joined the fight against texting and driving, pushing for stricter laws and fines that are enforceable. Perhaps a greater awareness of the consequences associated with texting and driving is necessary. For the 6 million young people at “DoSomething” that are striving to make a positive change, there are a few sobering facts that we all need to learn. Continue reading.
The elderly are some of the most vulnerable, yet beloved members of society. Thus, when placing them in long-term residential care, families want to believe that they will be treated with dignity and care. Tragically, there are many cases in which healthcare and nursing home providers fail to provide appropriate care. From bedsores and ulcers, to malnutrition, dehydration, physical injury, poor hygiene, and even unexpected death, when a loved one becomes a victim of nursing home neglect and abuse, families need a trusted and experienced attorney on their side. Continue reading.